About this Course

3,049 recent views
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

A certain, basic knowledge about inorganic chemistry, and thermal fuel conversion is recommended.

Approx. 69 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Explain basic physical and chemical differences between solid fuels like coal, biomass, waste etc., and interpret fuel analyses of them

  • Describe critical ash-forming element are release, mechanisms for formation of aerosols and fly ash particles, and ash transport

  • Quantify the processes of deposit build-up, sintering and shedding

  • Explain the fundamentals of high-temperature corrosion in thermal fuel conversion systems

Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

A certain, basic knowledge about inorganic chemistry, and thermal fuel conversion is recommended.

Approx. 69 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

Offered by

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) logo

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

30 hours to complete

Brief MOOC Introduction and Incitement for Following This

30 hours to complete
1 video (Total 10 min), 1 reading
1 video
1 reading
General Introduction to the Course Subject6h
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Fuel and Ash Chemistry and Characterization

6 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 51 min), 7 readings, 7 quizzes
7 videos
Lesson 2: Biomass Characteristics7m
Lesson 3: Waste Characteristics8m
Lesson 4: Online Fuel Databases4m
Lesson 5: Quantification of Ash Fusibility 7m
Lesson 6: SEM Analysis of Fuels and Additives10m
Lesson 7: Viscosity Measurements6m
7 readings
Supplementary Reading on Fuel and Ash Characterization10m
Supplementary Reading on Biomass Characteristics10m
Supplementary Reading on Waste Characteristics10m
Supplementary Reading on Fuel Databases10m
Supplementary Reading on Quantification of Ash Fusibility10m
Supplementary Reading SEM Analysis of Fuels and Ashes10m
Supplementary Reading on Viscosity Measurements10m
7 practice exercises
Quiz on Why and How do we Quantify Fuel Composition ?30m
Quiz on Biomass Characteritics30m
Quiz on Waste Characteritics30m
Quiz on Online Fuel Databases30m
Quiz on Quantification of Ash Fusibility30m
Quiz on SEM Analysis of Fuels and Ashes30m
Quiz on Viscosity Measurements30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Release of Critical Ash-Forming Elements

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 26 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Lesson 2: Release og K, S and Cl from Wood in Grate-Fired Systems8m
Lesson 3: K-Release from the System K-Ca-P5m
Lesson 4: Release of Inorganic Elements in PF-Systems6m
4 readings
Supplementary Reading on Fundamentals of Release During Thermal Fuel Conversion10m
Supplementary Reading on K, Cl and S Release on a Grate10m
Supplementary Reading on K-Release from the System K-Ca-P10m
Supplementary Reading on Release in PF-Boilers10m
4 practice exercises
Quiz on Fundamentals of Release30m
Quiz on Release of K, Cl and S from Biofuels on a Grate30m
Quiz on K-Release from the System K-Ca-P30m
Quiz on Release in PF-Boilers30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Formation of Fly Ash and Aerosols

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 33 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Lesson 2: Physical Aspects of Fly Ash Formation5m
Lesson 3: Why Worry About Combustion Aerosols ?6m
Lesson 4: Combustion Aerosols: Formation8m
Lesson 5: Combustion Aerosols: Danish Case Study7m
5 readings
Supplementary Reading on Fundamental of Fly Ash and Aerosol Formation10m
Supplementary Reading on Physical Aspects of Fly Ash Formation10m
Supplementary Reading on Aspects of Combustion Aerosols10m
Supplementary Reading on Formation of Combustion Aerosols10m
Supplementary Reading on Aerosol Formation at the Haslev and Slagelse CHPs 10m
5 practice exercises
Quiz on Residual Fly Ash Formation: Fundamental Considerations30m
Quiz on Residual Fly Ash Formation: Physical Aspects30m
Quiz on Combustion Aerosols: Why Worry ?30m
Quiz on Combustion Aerosols: Formation30m
Quiz on Combustion Aerosols: Danish Case Study30m

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Access to lectures and assignments depends on your type of enrollment. If you take a course in audit mode, you will be able to see most course materials for free. To access graded assignments and to earn a Certificate, you will need to purchase the Certificate experience, during or after your audit. If you don't see the audit option:

    • The course may not offer an audit option. You can try a Free Trial instead, or apply for Financial Aid.
    • The course may offer 'Full Course, No Certificate' instead. This option lets you see all course materials, submit required assessments, and get a final grade. This also means that you will not be able to purchase a Certificate experience.
  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • You will be eligible for a full refund until two weeks after your payment date, or (for courses that have just launched) until two weeks after the first session of the course begins, whichever is later. You cannot receive a refund once you’ve earned a Course Certificate, even if you complete the course within the two-week refund period. See our full refund policy.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. Learn more.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.